Midday News Brief

Written by on April 23, 2021

A warning from the sheriff’s office to beware of a scam to rip you off.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported larceny that occurred earlier this month. Deputies say the victim was contacted by an unknown person claiming to be a relative who needed money for bail.
The victim went along with the scam and soon a courier, claiming to work for the relative’s lawyer, was sent to their home to pick-up the money.
A short while later, another call was made saying the bail was increased and again arrangements were made to send a courier for more cash.
The sheriff’s office say they are aware of two other similar incidents in our area.
Deputies say do not enter into a financial transaction with people you don’t know.

Genesee County reporting 16 new positive cases of COVID-19. Two of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been removed from the isolation list. Seven of the current positive individuals are hospitalized.

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, the U.S. State Department has added Canada to its “do not travel” list. Officials are urging Americans to avoid visiting the country due to the high number of coronavirus cases there. Earlier this week, it was announced the border between the U.S. and Canada will remain closed until at least May 21st. Americans can still travel to Canada by air, however they’re being asked to quarantine for two weeks upon arriving.

Starting today, New Yorkers aged 60 and older no longer need to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s because they’ll be able to walk in to any one of 16 state-run clinics and get a shot. Governor Cuomo said this week that making it easier to get vaccinated will help the state put an end to the coronavirus crisis.

Batavia Police Dept. and the DEA will hold a drug and used needle collection.
It’s tomorrow 10am to 2pm, in the Alva Place Parking lot.
Expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off.
It’s free, anonymous with no questions asked.

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